ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COURSE
MCA, MSc (I.T), PGDCA, BCA, Bsc (IT), DCA, M.Com, B.Com, MA, BA, MLIS, BLIS, DLIS from Lovely Professional University
What’s a Professional Degree?
A professional degree helps students prepare for careers in specific fields, such as law, pharmacy, medicine, and education. The length of the programs vary and can span anywhere from one to five years, depending on the institution you attend.
These programs often put a great deal of focus on real-world application, with many professional programs requiring students to complete internships or projects in their field of study before graduation. This allows students to gain extensive on-the-job training and boost their resumé.
Certain professional degrees are required—by law—to be earned before you can work in a specific job, for example, as a doctor or a lawyer.
What’s an Academic Degree?
An academic or research degree focuses on a specific field of study and is often more research-oriented than professional programs. Courses build on the technical knowledge that is learned throughout the program, and students are typically required to plan, organize, and conduct research to complete their coursework.
Academic degree programs often require a thesis or capstone project in order to graduate. Whereas professional degrees are designed to directly prepare students for a particular career, academic degrees can be applied to a wide variety of potential careers.
What Can You Do with an Academic Degree?
Many degrees can be classified as academic degrees. Depending on the industry you work in, earning one can help enhance your career by teaching you the knowledge and skills you need to advance within your organization. Some common career-enhancing academic degrees include: